Saturday, July 14, 2007

Driving, Dining and Diving

After last year's greuling (but successful) fundraiser, our friend Laura O'Reilly joked that for the next fundraiser we should threaten to hold another rummage sale unless everyone donated a certain amount. A brilliant idea. Fortunately, no one's threatening a rummage sale and the Cleveland committee has come up with a much more appealing alternative...

"Driving, Dining and Diving" will start with a four-person scramble golf outing at Avondale golf club (in Avon, OH)--foursomes still needed. Click on the bottom picture below to see the details.

After golf the festivities moves to the Bay Way Cabin for a family picnic and children's games. After the eating (and, of course, a half-hour to let the food digest), we'll move across the parking lot to the Bay Pool for a private party.

All proceeds go to Sam's House--A Nepalese Orphanage. Jennifer and I want to extend special thanks to this year's organizing committee: Susan Lowe, Jim and Cathy McPhillips, Sean and Laura O'Reilly, Jennifer Atkinson, Jen and Katie Forshey and John Butler.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Amrit's Birthday

Catching up on photos and stories here...

Amrit had his seventh birthday shortly before we left. With seventeen birthdays to celebrate in twelve months, this event becomes a regular, if no less appreciated each time, event.

Jen lights the candles.

Pushpa and Binita. (Quick story: just before we left for Nepal in May, Dinesh sent me some photos of the children playing. In one of the pictures, I didn't recognize one of the girls and I didn't have a message from Dinesh telling me who she was. So I wrote back and asked about that picture. He said it was Binita. She had gained so much weight and color that she looked completely different.)

Mamata, Pratima and Manju.

Cutting the cake.

Sarita feeds Amrit the first piece.

Asuna gives tika to Amrit.

Amrit after the gifts.